«QUI S'Y FROTTE, S'Y PIQUE»
Named after the glorious and highly awarded 26e Régiment d'Infanterie, the AXIOM «26» BLEU HORIZON is an homage to the Great War Heroes wearing the unforgettable uniform.
The early days of the XXth century saw a radical change in watchmaking: the pocket watch was promptly replaced by the wristwatch, much better suited to military use.
Synergie of the Great War watches and tomorrow's technology, the AXIOM «26» BLEU HORIZON is an heritage of the Master Watchmakers of the early XXth century.
Protected by an elegant and utterly resistant domed sapphire crystal, the luminous numerals dial is made with a blue enamel finish to remind the Poilu's distinctive uniform wore since late 1915.
True symbol of the French WWI soldier, the Mle 1886 "Lebel" rifle was the first firearm ever to use smokeless powder, invented by Paul Vieille in 1884.
Revolutionnary, incredibly solid and reliable, it also proved to have unrivalled range and accuracy. It made of France the world's most modern army at the time of the rifle issuing.
The Mle 1886 "Lebel" rifle definitely changed the warfare.
The back of the «26» BLEU HORIZON is engraved with the stylized sights of the legendary Lebel Mle 1886 rifle, the Poilu's most faithful ally, as well as the 26e Régiment d'Infanterie motto: «Qui s'y frotte, s'y pique» ("Touch me who dares").